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Police demand email surrender
DECEMBER 27, 2001
A US MAN accused of sending harassing emails to an American police department has been told to surrender - via email.
Police in Rowlett, Texas, informed John Germer, 38, that a warrant had been issued for his arrest on a misdemeanor harassment charge.
Police said an attorney representing Germer called them a short time later to ask how and when Germer could surrender.
As part of an agreement between police and Germer's attorney, the department agreed to withhold prosecution if Germer completes counselling therapy and agrees in writing to use his real name in any more communications with the department.
The emails, which began in April, were sent to police and some city employees, including the mayor. The sender used the name "Giblet Gravy".
Police turned to Hotmail to track down the sender.
Authorities initially ignored the emails, which they described as annoying, harassing and sometimes vulgar.
But the number of incidents picked up in November and that led to a formal investigation.